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much going to stay that way. a few high clouds at times this afternoon. all the unsettled weather way to the west. it's not in a hurry to move our direction. here's the day planner. good deal of sun, high clouds mixing in in the afternoon. 74 by lunch time. nice lunch break outside, high of 79 degrees this afternoon. almost 5:00 a.m., let's find out about the commute. >> on the sawmill, the road work closing the road between 120 and marble avenue. you will find a backup towards the taconic. a live look at the tappan zee bridge. nothing to worry about there. a very nice ride. we did have an earlier disabled, bqe at metropolitan avenue, but no longer. everything is out of the way. more weather and traffic coming up. >> now to decision 2016, this is it. this is the last day for the candidates to win over new york voters ahead of tomorrow's primary. katherine creag is in long
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hold a rally there today. kat, you said preparations are underway. >> we have seen nypd tow trucks removing vehicles from around this area 54th avenue right here by the waterfront. you can expect tens of thousands of people here if the past sanders rallies are any indication. the rally is scheduled to take place here about 7:00 tonight. both of the candidates, it's their last full day for campaigning. sunday had the former secretary of state and bernie sanders going to the outer boroughs. mrs. clinton visited a church and rallied on staten island. in brooklyn, the sanders campaign said he had the biggest crowd yet, more than 28,000 people. >> i'm all for tough political battles. people who have different political views. arguing it out. when i ran in 2000, i didn't carry staten island. when i ran in 2006, i did.
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getting to know each other, listening to each other. >> anybody here know what the average contribution is? >> $27! >> that's right. $27. and that is what the political revolution is about. >> and mrs. clinton will be in midtown manhattan around 2:00 this afternoon for a rally. michael, as we mentioned, senator sanders, his rally will take place about 7:00 tonight. back to you. >> kat, thank you very much. let's check in with the republicans now. presidential hopefuls on the gop side fanning out across the state ahead of tomorrow's primary. donald trump getting a warm welcome on staten island. he got the endorsement there of a police veteran group.
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to see him. as for governor john kasich, he will be in syracuse and schenectady. ted cruz has no public events scheduled, but he will make tv appearances and meet privately with grassroots supporters. you can find out much more on the candidates on our website, including the latest numbers from our delegate tracker. head to nbcnewyork.com. classes will go on as scheduled today at suny purchase as police investigate reports of an armed man on campus last night. college officials say the 550-acre campus was never locked down. it all started when somebody reported seeing a man with a gun on campus. state university and local police spent three hours searching the grounds. no suspect was ever found. >> very safe. we have no reports now of anything other than the suspect fled the campus. the president of suny purchase says local police will
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being for extra security. coming up on 5:04. time for a check of weather and traffic on the 4s. for people just waking up after the islanders o.t. win, chris. >> big win. big comeback win. very exciting nhl playoffs. they're up 2-1. >> rangers are tied. >> yeah. doesn't feel like hockey weather today. temperatures heading into the 70s. chilly early on. we're seeing a few 30s, upper 20s out in the pine barbarrens. plenty of sun for all. it will be cooler along the coastal areas. mostly clear now. a pleasant morning in the city, 51. a lot of the suburbs, 40s and 30s early on. by the afternoon, 75 at noon. 78 at 3:00. forecasting a high of 79 degrees. will it last the rest of the week? we'll have the seven-day forecast coming up. right now the latest on the commute. here is emily. >> it looks nice starting off
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no delays there. earlier trouble on the "a" train. that was because of a train with mechanical problems. the buses look good, too. let's look live at the lincoln tunnel where the earlier north tube construction has already wrapped up. the holland looks great. george washington bridge not dealing with delays. you have to move your car today, alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up on the fours. right now in queens, police are asking for help to find this woman. she's marjorie smith. she's 93. police tell us somebody dropped her off at her home in south ozone park sunday morning. she has not been seen or heard from since. if you think you have seen her, you're asked to give police a call. there's an investigation underway in a deadly police-involved shooting in queens. the nypd says two plainclothes officers spotted george tillman with an open bottle of alcohol next to an suv on 135th street. they say when the officers approached him, he took off
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after that chase through south ozone park, police say tillman reached for a gun in his waistband. that's when four officers opened fire. grieving family members say the father of five should not have been killed. >> it's ridiculous no matter what. no matter what. no one should get shot in the back. no one should see their husband get killed. no one should see that. no one should see a friend get killed and left on the floor to die. >> family members say tillman was visiting from maryland and in queen force a s for a family birthday party. police arrested a man after attacking another man in times square with a pair of scissors. the suspect demanded cash from the person and then stabbed that man in the neck with those scissors. this was at 47th street and 8th avenue. the victim is recovering at bellevue hospital. in the bronx, a mother and daughter have been reunited that toddler was allegedly abducted by the woman's boyfriend. investigator says the couple got into a fight.
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knife, forced the woman outntf the car he was in. he then sped off with the toddler in the backseat. the girl was dropped off unharmed near the woman's home in the bronx. a new warning from the president of ecuador. the death toll from the devastating earthquake is expected to rise. it's expected to rise a lot. lori bordonaro is at ecuadorian consulate in queens with the latest. >> reporter: so many people in this community have been glued to the tv waiting to find out if their loved ones are okay. trying to reach out, but many phone lines have been knocked out in ecuador. the country's president saying the priority is to save lives. he calls this the worst tragedy to hit the country in decades. he says so far more than 270 people have died. as you said that number expected to rise.
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injured in the saturday night's 7.8 magnitude earthquake. the jolt felt as par away as peru and colombia. it sent thousands scrambling into the street. many buried under rubble. rescuers have been searching for survivors. a woman pulled out alive just little while ago. one man took drone video of the ruins. homes and buildings flattened. bridges collapsed. lives torn apart. >> we have buildings that are three, four stories high just, you know, like pancake effect. they're all in the basement now. >> landslides have been blocking roads making many of the rescues difficult. again, the president saying he's hopeful that more survivors will be found. >> lori, thank you. it is 5:08. we're going to turn to brazil where we see celebrations in the capital. some people are happy their country's president, dilma rousseff, was just impeached by
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the senate will take the matter up next month. opposition lawmakers are arguing that rousseff manipulated government accounts. she accuses them of mounting a coup. in today's cnbc money report, amazon is offering customers a new way to sign up for its video streaming service. the service is now available on its own instead of being part of a membership to amazon prime. you can sign up for a prime video account for 8.99 a month. that's $1 less than the most popular video streaming plan that is offered by netflix. fans of craft beer could be paying more due to a shortage of a key ingredient -- hops. it seems last summer's hot and dry weather harmed the european hop harvest and that is putting supplies at risk. with the demand for craft beers increasing, a lot of small brewers say they may have to start raising the prices. >> unless you bring your own hops. >> i always bring my own hops.
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5:09. ahead, the return of a beloved seinfeld character. and the owner of one mcdonald's is making a tempting offer if you like french fries. and we're chasing some 80 degree weather today. we'll have weather and traffic
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they're one of the wall street banks that triggered the financial meltdown -- goldman sachs. just settled with authorities for their part in the crisis that put seven million out of work and millions out of their homes. how does wall street get away with it? millions in campaign contributions and speaking fees. our economy works for wall street because it's riggedt by wall street. and that's the problem. as long as washington is bought and paid for, we can't build an economy that works for people. sanders: i'm bernie sanders,
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welcome back. 5:13 and change. time for weather and traffic. dealing with a beautiful start to the day today. clear sky out there. a little chilly in the suburbs but warms up nicely. so much so that it feels like june by the end of the day. typical temperatures in june in the 75 to 80 degree range by the end of june. that's where we will be this afternoon. cooler tomorrow and wednesday. still very pleasant. the next chance of rain returns later thursday into friday. but it's chilly this morning out
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particularly the pine bar remember ren area. in central new jersey, 38 in howell. 39 in red bank. 39 in toms river. a little chill in the area with clear sky and light wind. down to 42 in sayerville. 30s in morristown to sussex. 38 in danbury this hour. the warm spot is the city in the 50s. all of these areas will warm up to the 50s. in the city, generally in the 50s. the kids may need a light jacket. res is time, low 70s. dismissal time, upper 70s featuring sunshine throughout the day. mostly clear after school activities, too. not a lot happening here on the satellite and radar. a lot of the showers moving from south to north. we have a big blocking dome of high pressure overhead. with that in mind, a blocking pattern, things don't change that much.
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door cool front that tries to slide down tomorrow. today that summery feel is here. lots of sunshine, temperatures upper 70s to 80. cooler along the coast. comfortable evening tonight. clouds starting to roll in. you can see that patchy area of sprinkles up to the north. most of those sprinkles stay north of the city during the morning hours tomorrow. starting out with clouds, turns bright and sunny in the afternoon. highs in the 60s to 70 degree. 79 in the city today. ramsey, 80. central new jersey, close to 80 if not better in some spots. along the coast of new jersey, coastal areas, long island, connecticut there will be a sea breeze that kicks in. that will knock the temperatures down in the afternoon 20690s. 57 overnight. that's not bad. mild overnight with clouds rolling in. a few 40s to the north of us and low 50s. not as chilly tomorrow morning as it was this morning. tomorrow, breezy with the return of sun. 70. mid 60s on wednesday.
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the clouds roll in. the tamp damp period will be late thursday night into friday. saturday and sunday in the 60 s. let's find out how traffic is moving with emily west. we have problems on i-85 eastbound, that is closed because of an overturned track. the hamill ton bridge is a nice ride. all the hudson river crossings looking nice. a live check of your ride here right at the belt parkway and jfk. that's moving nice. on long island, the l.i.e. is
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overall a pretty good go. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up on the fours. today it is a huge case that comes before the u.s. supreme court. it could determine whether millions of undocumented immigrants can stay in the united states without the fear of being deported. tracie potts is live in washington with the breakdown of this case. this is a major case. so many people waiting to see what's happening here, tracie. >> right. it was a year and a half ago when the president first announced this immigration plan. it's been tide ed up in the courts since. people are already camped outside the u.s. supreme court this morning. >> i feel responsibility to take it upon myself to stand up for them. >> reporter: she's a dreamer, brought here illegally as a child.
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under president obama's plan, both could stay and work here helly. this man came here at age of 15. >> we have learned to live in fear. it's horrible. it's horrible because we have dreams. we know that we can contribute to the community and the country. >> reporter: the president's plan would put up to 4 million immigrants on the back burner for deportation. the administration says it is a delay, not amnesty. but 26 states led by texas argue that it's congress' job and the plan would cost millions just to issue driver's licenses. >> suddenly we have this massive new coast that no one voted on. one person in washington made the decision. and we think that's wrong. >> reporter: the court is now evenly split, four liberals and four conservatives, but experts think they'll avoid a tie. it would not look good on the court. there's plenty of grounds on which they can decide this case.
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expected by june. the judges have to look to see if even texas has the right to bring the case. if it does not, they could throw the case out before they decide on the merits of the immigration issue. >> there are 23 states in total bringing this case against the federal government. >> 26 states, in fact. as we said. on the other side, you have about 16 states who are arguing in favor of the government. almost all of the states have an opinion on this one. >> tracie, thank you very much. it is just about 5:20. if you missed "saturday night live" you missed a political spoof with a seinfeld spin. >> our first question comes from a long-time new yorker. she worked in publishing. her name is elaine bennis. how exactly are you going to break up the big banks? >> you mean a big bank breakup? >> yeah. >> you break them up.
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how? >> once i'm elected president, i'll have a nice white house gym, i'll go to the big banks, sit them down, yadda yadda they'll be broken up. >> what? no. no. you can't yadda yadda at a debate. also you yadda yadda'd over the best part. >> no, i mentioned the bisque. >> "saturday night live" returns on may 7th. fantastic. >> still ahead, the surfing surprise caught on camera. and an offer that some mcdonald's fans may take as a challenge. what is on the menu at one
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welcome back. it's 5:23. 53 degrees. a paddle border in california, is hat insane? had no idea he would be whale watching when he hit the water. this is a woman on a pier in oceanside, california who shot this video. very close but brief encounter. it was yesterday. the whale popped up for a couple
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experience the paddle border will never forget. you never really know where they are. goldfish. if you are a mcdonald's french fry fan, a trip to missouri may be in your future. a new restaurant is opening in st. joseph, missouri it offers, yes, all-you-can-eat fries. they call this the mcdonald's of the future because customers can use kiosks to order and even customize sandwiches. no word yet on one of the major pressing issues, how much the bottomless fries will cost you. >> yes. >> love mcdonald's french fries. >> you will go -- >> i think a bucket would be good. >> >> you going missouri? >> may be worth the trip. >> the drive-thru angioplasty afterwards. >> you get mcpaddled. >> oh. >> clear. >> that doesn't sound all that bad. >> there we go again. back to that. >> i'm sorry. >> i was going to go right to the weather.
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no paddles involved. lots of sunshine for today. temperatures starting out in the 30s and 40s. look at this high today, 79 degrees this afternoon in the city. inland spots could touch upon 80. coastal areas will find it cooler. clouds roll in tonight. maybe a sprinkle or a spot shower north and west of town. the evening is fine. overnight low of 57. a touch cooler with temperatures, but quiet until thursday. so, a nice looking week coming up. >> very good. >> emily, what's up? >> all looks good with the roads and rails. commuter checklist, everything running on schedule. a live look at the george washington bridge no delays there. the upper, the lower looks fine, even the lincoln and holland. hudson river crossings, a very good bet this morning. exciting news here, the islanders rocking the house in the first ever playoff game at the barclays center. the islanders were down early on but rallied and forced the game
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4-3 themiinal there. the islande now lead the series two games to one. there it is. >> fantastic. this morning a bit of encouraging news from mets pitcher jacob degrom. his newborn son jackson is improving and could be released from the hospital a bit later today. degrom left the team this weekend to be with his family for a family medical emergency. the team said his son had some medical complication. degrom could be back with the team soon. we're hearing perhaps even pitching as early as this weekend. certainly wishing him and his son the best. >> good news all around. we have details about a major subway shutdown. and a new twist in the international dispute over dogs for johnny depp and his wife. i'm katherine creag live in long island city, queens. it's the last full day of campaigning for all of the presidential candidates before new york primary day. we'll tell you about the thousands of people expected
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it is down to the wire. the candidates doing last-minute campaigning ahead of tomorrow's big new york primary. and new this morning a
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police just releasing new photos of the suspects. and why extra police will be on a local college campus today. "today in new york" starts now. good morning. 5:30 a.m. on this monday april 18th. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm kerry barrett. >> chris cimino is back with us. you brought back the good weather. >> good to be back. always nice to be the bearer of good news. long island is one of the chillier spots. we're talking 70s for most of us this afternoon, a chill in the suburbs early on the . the city is around 50. low to mid 40s in the hudson valley. eastern suffolk county has a fost ed a frost advisory in effect, but a full day of sunshine heading our way. high clouds at times this afternoon. 74 by noontime. a little lunch break outdoors
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let's see if the commute still sounds good. emily west in for lauren. >> we have the closure on 84 eastbound between exit 5 to 5a. a truck accident with debris spill. ongoing road work on the sawmill closes the ride between 120 and marble avenue. a look at the l.i.e., the westbound ride towards us. volume over. coming up on the fours some soub subway delays. i'll have more about that. in a little more than 24 hours from now, poll also open across the state. katherine creag is live in long island where bernie sanders will hold a rally. this is the last full day they can campaign. >> reporter: absolutely. you won't just see thousands of people around here in the park area, but you should expect crowds, too, on the street.
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well it is supposed to be a huge rally a bernie sanders rally. as for both candidates, sunday campaigning had the former secretary of state hillary clinton and senator bernie sanders going to the outer boroughs. mrs. client mrs. clinton visited a church and rally. and in prospect park, bernie sanders said he had his biggest crowd yet. we are about to hear people on both sides. first a sanders supporter. >> making it so everybody has an equal chance. these things we're supposed to stand for in this country. the things we're supposed to be so proud of in this country. he's standing up for those. >> she what years and years and years of a record of accomplishment. bernie has been in the legislature for long he has -- he is giving great speeches, but he hasn't been able to get things done. >> reporter: mrs. clinton will
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2:00 this afternoon for a rally. senator sanders will be here on long island city around 7:00 tonight. it's hard to see a sanitation truck, but sanitation workers have been here for hours cleaning up the area, sprucing up the area, nypd tow trucks removing vehicles because security will be tight later on. back to you. >> on the republican side, donald trump heading into the primary with a show of support on staten island. trump got a warm welcome during a sunday brunch visit to the borough. he got the endorsement of a veteran police group, a police veteran group, we should say. and a big crowd lining up to see him. in poughkeepsie he calls winning new york vital to lock up enough delegates to secure his party's nomination. >> make as many calls as you can to get everybody out and go and give us a big mandate. a big, big mandate for the movement. >> as for the other republican
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campaign upstate. ted cruz has no public events but plans to make television appearance and meet with grassroots supporters. you can find much more about the candidates on our website, including the latest numbers from the delegate tracker. police asking for your help to find men in these crystal clear photos. they say these three suspects allegedly used a metal garbage again and a metal shovel to attack a 37-year-old man in the bronx. this happened last night in the bronx. the suspects took off with the victim's wallet. that victim in stable condition at lincoln hospital. happening now, police are looking for a group of suspects who brutally assaulted a man outside a bar in brooklyn. surveillance video catching this attack in front of vaqueros restaurant on myrtle avenue in bushwick. police say that about ten men used fists, belt buckles and even barstools to assault a 26-year-old man
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condition at elmhurst hospital. >> time for weather and traffic on the fours. let's check in with chris glorioso. we'll chris cimino. we will have a jump in temperatures. >> yes, we have the temperatures dropping off in the suburbs, but a rebound once the sun comes up. chelsea not too bad. jackson heights, 48. out east, it's 29 in westhampton. it's 38 in danbury. upper 30s in sussex, morristown and bridgewater. those areas, tricky how you dress. you will need the jacket this morning, but not this afternoon. plenty of sunshine this afternoon for all of us. temperatures climbing close to 80 degrees in the inland spots including the city. cooler along the coast. the breakdown like this, around 50 now. quick jumps. the mid 70s by noontime.
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high today of 79. let's see if we have any trouble spots. >> subway delays on the 1, 2, and 3 line, that's both directions. now, your commuter checklist, no problems for your monday morning. the buses no delays or detours. and alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. classes will go on as scheduled today at suny purchase as police investigate whether there was an armed man on campus last night. college officials say the 550-acre campus was never actually on lockdown but students were advised to stay in their dorms. it started when somebody reported seeing a man with a gun on campus. state university and local police spent three hours searching the grounds but no suspect was ever found. the school's president says expect to see extra police on campus today. happening today, the man
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terror plot is heading to court. federal prosecutors say emmanuel luchman planned to use knives and a machete to attack people in a restaurant in rochester. he wanted to prove that he was worthy to join isis. relatives say he is a panhandler with a history of mental issues. police try to track down two thieves who stole from a man in church. the two suspects are inside most precious blood church in astoria yesterday. they walk up to the coat rack, take $5 and a metro card from inside a jacket. police in lild are search long island are searching for a hit-and-run driver. police say 64-year-old warren karstendick was walking on the shoulder of main street in east patchogue when he was struck by an suv that never stopped. police are looking for a blue ford explorer with damage to the front hood and grill.
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reeling from an earthquake. the death toll has gone up and it is expected to keep on rising. the quake hit about 105 miles from the capitol of quito. lori bordonaro is in woodside, queens at the ecuadorian consulate. lori? >> many here in this ecuadorian community praying for those back home. some still waiting to hear from loved ones. the president of ecuador saying the priority now is to find survivors. president raphael correa says the whole country is mobilized with search efforts, some digging with bare hands to find life. a woman was just pulled from the rubble alive earlier today. saturday night's earthquake was the most powerful to hit the country in decades. a 7.8 that left 272 dead, 2,000 injured m
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homes and buildings flattened. bridges collapsed. those now living in queens feeling the pain of their native country. >> fortunately my dad, my mom, they are okay. but we have to pray because of the people that died. >> please help us. my country needs everyone now. >> reporter: a lot of people wondering how they can help. the consulate general of ecuador is holding a public meeting tonight at 7:00 at 800 2nd avenue in manhattan. anyone can come out and find out how to help the people of ecuador. we're getting new video this morning of a brief court appearance by oscar pistorius. so this was in pretoria, south africa. his sentencing now has been delayed until june. the courts increased his charges from manslaughter in the death of riva steenkamp.
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for the missing data reporter from the doomed el fargo cargo ship. it sank last november during hurricane joaquin. there were 33 people on board. all of them died. the wreckage surfaced near the bahamas. knew research vessel will use and underwater camera to search for the recorder. a florida zoo planning to reopen days after a worker was attacked and killed. it's the palm beach zoo and conservation society. they'll open their doors this
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what led to the zookeeper's death on friday. the zoo spokesperson says they do not blame the rare tiger involved in the attack. it's unclear if the public will get to see the tigers today. >> when you disrespect australian law, they will tell you firmly. >> i'm truly sorry pistol and boo were not declared. >> that video was posted on an australian government website in court. the judge ordered her to post bond, and if she stays out of trouble, the slate is wiped clean. >> because they posted a video? everything is erased. >> this goes away. >> now you know what to do. it's 5:41. still ahead, speaking of dogs, one local family desperately searching for theirs. why they think somebody is holding it for ransom. and it was a wild encounter for some nypd officers.
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the temperature is about to take off. it's 50 degrees right now. there's a huge jump in store today.
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5:44 on a monday morning. cool temperatures this morning. chilly temperatures in the suburbs. in the city not too bad. notice the flags, they're not moving. no wind out there at all. in the city it's comfortable, around 50 degrees with a mostly clear sky. when you get the clear sky and no wind like that, that's why the suburbs drop off quickly. we'll show that you in a bit. we're well above normal into the upper 70s this afternoon. some folks could touch upon 80 degrees this afternoon. cooler at the shore. we're all cooler tomorrow and by wednesday. rain returns, it looks late week, late thursday night into friday. up to the north, 39 in sloatsburg, 49 in millwood. armonk, 41. tarrytown, 47. through the northern half of new jersey, 36 now in morristown.
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the city is the warm spot. bus stops in the suburbs chillier, 30s and 40s. in the city, the 50s. by recess time, 74. by dismissal time, 78. a good deal of sunshine throughout the day, even after school staying in the 70s. we have this blocking pattern. when you get something like this systems do not move quickly left to right across your screen. we're under the ridge of high pressure, that's the nice weather area. the unsettled weather out to the west. that's not making progress towards us. this will be a front dropping down tonight and tomorrow morning. sunshine today mixing with high clouds at times. really nice, upper 70s. low humidity. comfortable evening and dry. the front coming down from the north with more clouds, maybe a sprinkle in one or two spots. a touch cooler tomorrow, most of the day spent in the 60s to near 70. cooler yet tonight and on into
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today, 79 in the city. ramsey, 81. the darker shading of green, coastal areas, sea breeze kicks in this afternoon and knocks the temperatures down. all inland spots, generally 75 to 80. a look ahead to wednesday, nice day, sunshine, back to the mid 60s. closer to where we should be this time of year. it warms up again as we go into thursday and friday, upper 60s thursday. low 70s friday. with that, a better chance of seeing showers, maybe a thunderstorm on friday. slow-moving front. it may take a while to get out of here. enjoy the next three days, three and a half days that stay dry and mild. shower chances thursday night, friday, maybe saturday morning some leftover showers. sunday, that looks like the winner of the weekend, upper 60s and sunshine. are computer muters winning this morning?
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orange county, that's where you are not so much of a winner, 84 eastbound closed between exit 5 and 5a, truck accident, debris still. probably be there for a while. on the sawmill closing the right, right lane. in new jersey, garden state parkway near woodbridge, moving along just fine. at the belt, looks busy. westbound there. i'll keep an eye on this in case there is something up ahead. it looks more heavy than we're used to this time of the morning. a live look right near laguardia airport. grand central parkway. everything moving along fine. we have a few subway delays on the 1, 2, 3. delays and service changes in both directions. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. we have one commuter note here.
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l train, part of it, for a year or more, will be a topic discussed today at an mta board meeting. the mta said the tube was badly damaged during hurricane sandy. emotions are high and security is tight for the boston marathon. more than 30,000 runners are taking part in the race, three years after that deadly terror attack at the finish line. there will be extra checkpoints, extra police and a lot of surveillance cameras. this year the race celebrates two milestones. crews from two different
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reported seeing a drone flying in the area last night in lower manhattan. they notified police and now the faa is investigating. in london not a sighting but a direct hit involving a drone. a pilot approaching heathrow says a drone hit the front of his plane yesterday. it was a flight from switzerland. it landed safely. inspectors say there's no damage to the plane but police are investigating. flags are flying at half staff in maryland in honor of a firefighter who was shot and killed. the 37-year-old was shot while responding to reports of a possible medical emergency at a home near washington, d.c. authorities say he didn't get a response from inside, but when he forced his way in to see what was going on, a man inside that home opened fire. a second firefighter was also shot four times but survived. the man who allegedly fired told police he thought somebody was breaking into the home. so far no charges have been filed. three syrian families are settling into their new homes in rome. in what many are calling an extraordinary humanitarian gesture, 12 refugees were brought to italy by pope francis.
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their new home late friday, just before they flew to rome and they flew on the papal plane. when they landed, the holy father was there to greet them. >> i said to him, thank you. thank you very much for changing our fate. thank you for showing my babies a beautiful future. >> pope francis chose to bring the refugees to italy after visiting a crowd refugee camp in greece. he's urging other nations to respond to the migrant crisis. a new jersey truck driver searching for his stolen puppy, angelo. the dog was snatched from the truck in the bronx. this was thursday afternoon while his owner was making a delivery on jerome avenue. the owner says that somebody called asking for $200 for the dog's return. he says he agreed to pay, but the person never called back. he is desperate to find his
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trained medical alert dog. >> because i have diabetes, he can tell when my sugar level is going up and my high blood pressure. he's the love of my life and the love of my wife, too. so we really want to get him back. >> of course. angelo has an i.d. tag and was last seen wearing a red, white and blue harness. his family says they just want their dog back. they will not ask any questions. in keeps police have responded to an apartment building in flushing and got an unexpected surprise. the officers coming face-to-face with an eight-foot australian black python. residents discovered the snake in a cage in the building on 34th avenue. the officers bagged the snake, took it to an animal clinic. it's owner has not been found. four officers, i wonder who said you do that. i'll go get the bag. >> new york strong. >> good job. 5:52.
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chris, what's happening? >> not a lot. plenty of sunshine heading our way. look at the temperature, upper 70s to near 80s if you're along the coast, sea breezes will kick in and knock you down to the 60s. tonight, clouds, upper 50s. nothing more than a sprinkle in one or two spots. after that, quiet. >> just not as warm tomorrow. we'll talk about that in the 6:00 hour. >> emily? >> earlier subway delays no more. 1, 2, 3 lines back normal. buses looking good. let's look at lincoln, we have a five-minute wait. yeah, about a five-minute wait. things moving along okay at the george and holland tunnel. >> very good. big changes may be coming to new york city streets. a pilot program is being considered to install street
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calls. they will also take up a resolution to make earth day april 22nd a car-free day in the city. college-bound students were accidentally sent acceptance letters. the university of buffalo upstate posted an apology online. they admitted last week that 5,100 letters were premature and incorrect. however the school is telling those 5,100 students to sit tight. the decision process is not yet complete and some of them may end up getting accepted. there's so much invested in this college process. i'm in, i'm not in. i may be in. >> that's a lot of people. coming up next at 6:00, a new way to stream your favorite shows. find out how amazon would like to take on netflix. and it is the final push. see what the presidential candidates are doing ahead of tomorrow's new york primary. if you're about to head out the door, take us with you.
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new this morning, a vicious crime in the bronx. when a man is attacked with a metal garbage can. and what had police swarming this local campus. and we're one day away from the new york city primary. see the candidates make their last-minute push for voters. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, 6:00 a.m. on this monday. it's april 18th, i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm kerry barrett in for darlene. >> chris cimino is here with the forecast. just thinking, the candidates lucking out with the weather. they can roll up their sleeves today, temperatures heading up into the 70s. 36 right now in morristown, 39 in danbury. westhampton, 30. city in the low 50s, mostly clear sky.
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east a frost advisory that is expiring. not seeing a widespread frost out there. here's the better news, lots of sunshine heading our way in the day planner. low to mid 70s for lunch time. in the city, 79 degrees. that will take us into a lovely evening as well. we'll check out the seven-day forecast on the fours. let's get the latest on the commute. >> volume in the five boroughs, 84 eastbound, two lanes closed between 5 and exit 5a. the sawmill closed between 1 20 and marble avenue. the backup to the taconic. thank you very much. less than 24 hours from now the polls will be open in new york for what has turned out to be one of the key primaries of the political season. the candidates are making their last-minute pitches to voters. "today in new york's" katherine creag is in long island city. bernie sanders has another major rally planned. they hope to get another big
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>> tens of thousands of people expected to be here in this park on the waterfront. you might see a sanitation truck. there's some workers down there. the preparations have begun. sanitation workers are sprucing up the area, cleaning up the area ahead of that rally. tow trucks r oving vehicles. that sanders rally will take place tonight. as for both candidates, the campaigning over the weekend had former secretary of state hillary clinton and senator bernie sanders going to the outer boroughs. mrs. clinton visited a church and rallied on staten island. in brooklyn's prospect park, the sanders campaign said he had his biggest crowd yet, more than 28,000 people. here's what both had to say to supporters. >> what this campaign has taught me is that we win caucuses and primaries when the voter turnout is high. we lose them when the voter turnout is low. let's have a record breaking
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>> i will have your back if you stand up and vote for me. i will fight for you through this campaign. i will fight for our values. and i will be your president, working for you and fighting for you every single day. >> reporter: mrs. clinton will be in midtown manhattan around 2:00 this afternoon for a rally. as for senator sanders, his rally is set to take place here about 7:00 tonight. the nypd saying they'll be here hours before to make sure security is all right around here. back to you. another busy day. the last day. thank you very much. >> it is, indeed. at 6:03, talking about the republican side now. presidential hopefuls are fanning out across the state ahead of tomorrow's primary. donald trump got a warm welcome on staten island. he received the endorsement of a police veteran group. pretty big crowd lining up to see him there. in poughkeepsie, he called winning new york vital to locking up enough delegates to
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>> make as many calls as you can to get everybody out and go and give us a big mandate, a big, big mandate for the movement. >> as for the other republican candidates, kasich planning to campaign upstate. ted cruz doesn't have any public events. he plans to make tv appearances and meet privately with what his website calls grassroots supporters. you can find out more about the candidates on our website, head to nbcnewyork.com. new this morning, police are looking for three men wanted for a violent robbery in the bronx. investigators releasing these clear photos of the suspects. these men allegedly used a metal garbage can and a metal shovel to attack a 37-year-old man. this happened last night in the bronx. that victim in stable condition
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classes will go todayed a suny cam suny campus. this was after reports of a man with a gun last night. the campus was never on lockdown last night but students were advised to stay in their dorms until the search was over. >> weather and traffic on the 4s, let's check in with chris cimino. it's a brand-new week, chris. >> a nice start to a brand-new week. instead of feeling like april or may, it will feel like june. there is a chill in the air. some 30s out there. plenty of sunshine, some high clouds mixing in at times. a beautiful looking day. highs climb together 7 ing to the 70s, close to 80. the sea breeze will kick in knocking temperatures down to the 60s. in the city, 50s right now.
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we jump from 50s, to 60s and 70s this afternoon. let's find out how the commute is here is emily. >> everything rolling along with the subways. commuter checklist starting off nice for your monday morning. even the buses no delays or detours. a live look at the belt parkway, pretty busy. slow go on the belt by jfk airport. very slow there. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. weather and traffic on the 4s. happening now, ecuador's president is warning the dea toll from his country's earthquake will rise dramatically. there are some glimmers of hope. a woman was pulled alive from the rubble and so was a little girl. the official death toll is 272 people. saturday's quake was ecuador's strongest in nearly four decades. the latest coming up live with lori bordonaro on relief
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new this morning, some celebrations in the streets of brazil's capital. some people there happy that their country's president, dill ma rrousseff. she was just ill peached by the lower chamber of deputies. the senate will take the matter up next month. opposition lawmakers are arguing that rousseff manipulated government accounts. she accuses them of mounting a coup. today it is a huge case that comes before the u.s. supreme court. it could determine whether millions of undocumented immigrants can stay in the united states without the fear of being deported. police are looking for a group of suspects who brutally assaulted a man outside of a bar in brooklyn. surveillance video caught the attack in front of the vaqueros restaurant on myrtle avenue in bushwick.
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using fists, belt buckles and barstools all assaulting a 26-year-old man sunday morning. that victim is in critical condition in elmhurst hospital. an investigation underway in a deadly police involved shooting in queens. 32-year-old george tillman ran after plainclothes officers -- excuse me, after plainclothes officers saw him with an open container of alcohol. when officers approached, he ran. after a foot chase, police say tillman reached for a gun in his waistband. that's when four officers opened fire. grieving family members say the family of five shouldn't have been killed. nofrnlgt what. no matter what. back. no one should see their husband get killed. no one should see that. no one should see a friend get killed and left on the floor to die. >> family members say tillman was visiting from maryland and in queens for a family birthday party. verizon workers will march
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they went on the picket lines last week after being without a contract for eight months. this morning some workers will march from 36 and 7th avenue and hold a rally at a verizon wireless store at 42nd streak. they will be joined by other local leaders. in the cnbc money reports, there's a new way to binge watch your favorite shows. landon dowdy has that and more. >> good morning to you both. netflix has some new competition, amazon launching a new stand-alone membership for prime video. the online retailer dropping the requirement to sign up for prime for a year to access the streaming content. users can subscribe to amazon prime for 10.99 a month or just prime video of 8.99 a month. fans of craft beer could
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to a serious shortage of a key ingredient, that's hopping. craft beer use a lot of hops, but the hot and dry weather last year harmed the hop harvest. most brewers have contracts with hop growers so that protects them from sudden price surges, but future supply is at risk and that's putting smaller brewers under pressure and forcing them to raise their prices. you know what this means? >> we switch to wine. >> no, drink more beer now. >> yes, i'm with you, drink more wine. >> good advice from landon. drank more beer now. it is 6:10 now. ahead a close call for a paddle border what popped up where he was swimming or boarding. >> my gosh. plus johnny depp and amber hurd's dog legal battle what the stars had to do this morning to avoid jail time. and we'll have weather and
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beautiful view there as we look at the brooklyn bridge? yes, it is. the brooklyn bridge there. brooklyn heights. love that view of the bqe.
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welcome back. 6:14 on a monday morning. starting out gentle weather-wise. look at cornwall in orange county, beautiful sky out there. the sun is coming up. high clouds. temperatures a bit on the cool side. not bad at 42. we head out to east moriches in suffolk county, a little chilly there. on long beach island, ocean
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starting out in the upper 40s. the suburbs, 30s and 40s. in the city, right around 50. heading to june-like levels for highs this afternoon between 75 and 80 degrees for most of us. it will be cooler along the coast. then it trends cooler tomorrow into wednesday. next chance of significant rain later in the week, probably later thursday night into friday when this system out to the west gets in here. notice the movement of the showers from texas into the dakotas, basically south to north. not making progress east. the reason for that, we have a big ridge of high pressure overhead that's blocking anything from moving in our direction, there's a storm out in the atlantic blocking that from moving east. we are stuck in an atmospheric traffic jam, but stuck in a scenic and pleasant spot. on future tracker, just a few high clouds from time to time. a good deal of sunshine. a front drops down from the north overnight with clouds. looks like a sprinkle or two is possible north of the city.
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this is 1:00 tomorrow afternoon. it will trend cooler tomorrow night into wednesday. wednesday, 7:00 a.m. it's clear. through the rest of the day it stays clear. the next batch of clouds arriving on thursday. for today, sitting pretty in the upper 70s to around 80. inland spots, upper 70s to 80. the darker shadings of green along the coast, the sea breeze will kick in and knock the temperatures down o the 60s. we all come back to earth on wednesday, with highs in the 60s. close to normal. still a very nice day. southwesterly wind getting going thursday and friday. it will get wetter as that front approaches. showers likely late thursday, and into friday, friday night. a slow-moving front, still here saturday morning. back into the sun on sunday
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a is emily west. >> on ver the verrazano, we have an accident, lower level. that blocks the left lane. the accident off to the side on the belt parkway, that blocks the shoulder. back to the maps, the cross island parkway, finding delays. the gowanus is busy as well. delays through industry city. northbound is slow. cross island, hillside avenue, right lane with a crash. water main break in suffolk county on long island, jericho turnpike near deer park road. on the sawmill, this late-running road work between marble avenue and 120. two lanes are blocked near exit 5a. subways look fine. not bad there. commuter alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect.
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in new jersey. you see the flames there, this is a fire west 26th street in bayonne. kai simonson over the scene in chopper 4. pretty active there. >> absolutely. good morning. we first got word on this around 6:00 a.m. this morning. these are live pictures from chopper 4. first on the scene over 124 west 26th street in bayonne, new jersey. heavy fire and flames in this three story multi family home. as we come out, lots of activity. no injuries have been reported at this point. it's unclear how the fire started. but firefighters are a long way off from getting this under control. we'll continue to keep you up to date. kerry and michael, back over to you. >> thank you. police on long island are searching for a driver in a deadly hit and run. police say 64-year-old warren karstendick was walking on the shoulder of main street in east patchogue when he was struck by an suv that never stopped.
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blue ford explorer with damage to the front hood and grill. a brooklyn man is due back in court. matthew mills is accused of harassing the family of victoria soto. mills confronted soto's sister in november and argued that the sandy hook massacre never happened. today he'll be in court to tell a judge whether he will accept a plea deal or go on to trial. the man accused in a new year's eve terror plot heads to court today. federal prosecutors say emanuel luchman planned to use knives and a machete to attack people in a restaurant. he wanted to prove he was worthy to join isis. his relatives say is he is a panhandler and has a history of mental problems. oscar piscataway can wait longer before he is sentenced on a murder conviction. he was in court in south africa earlier today. that's where the judge delayed sentencing to june. you may remember back in
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court elevated the parra olympic athlete athlete's conviction. still ahead, new details in the plans to shut down parts of the l train for repairs. also up next, the islanders impress the crowd during their first ever playoff game in brooklyn.
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american workers know how to fight back and rebuild an economy. so does she. we need jobs that provide dignity and a bright future. new penalties to stop companies from moving profits and jobs overseas. for businesses that create
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a new tax credit. and let's invest in clean energy jobs, with 500 million solar panels installed by the end of her first term. a real plan to create new jobs and industries of the future. hillary clinton. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. 6:23 right now. we want to show you a situation ongoing in bayonne, new jersey. chopper 4 over the scene, this is west 126th street, a large fire there in a residential area. kai simonson is over the scene. we'll hear from him at 6:30 with the latest on this breaking news. check out this video, a
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in southern california and went back to shore with some amazing stories to tell. that's why. this paddle border minding his own business when a whale popped out and up through the water. it happened so quickly, but a woman on the pier happened to have her video camera rolling and caught this. the islanders rocking the house in their first ever playoff game in the barclays center. the islanders were down early on but came back. the winning goal right there. the islanders lead the series two games to one. the net work of nbc are your home for the 2016 stanley cup playoffs. head to nbcnewyork.com to see the playoff schedule, where to watch the games. locally we're in good shapes.
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>> stepping out into 75, 80 degree weather, you don't suddenly think let's play hockey. >> no outdoor classing. >> not this time of year. >> unseasonably warm with sunshine. nice taste of summer, upper 70s to near 80. along the coast, sea breeze kicks in. tonight, partly maybe mostly cloudy after midnight, low temperature of 57 in town. maybe a shot shower or sprinkle north and west of town by morning. back to normal, mid 60s, for the middle of the week. >> hi, emily. >> the roads are getting busy. check out the holland tunnel. about 15 minutes and building. both approaches there. the lincoln tunnel, that comes in at about 10 minutes. the george is moving along a live look at the l.i.e. at the grand central parkway. that westbound ride not moving too fast.
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up at 6:30, more accidents in queens that will tie you up. it is 6:25. up next, the battle for new york. >> indeed. i'm katherine creag live in long island city, queens. candidates are doing on this last full day of campaigning. also the thousands of people expected in this park. i'm lori bordonaro live in woodside where this community is dealing with more grim news after this weekend's deadly earthquake in ecuador. how you can help with relief efforts coming up. and if you're about to head out the door, take us with you, keep watching "today in new
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breaking news in new jersey. chopper 4 is over the scene of a large house fire in bayonne. >> also new this morning, a struggle caught on camera as a grocery clerk is shot during a robbery. and it is the last-minute push for voters ahead of tomorrow's crucial new york primary. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, 6:30 a.m. on this monday, april 18th. i'm michael gargiulo.
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darlene. >> chris cimino is here with the forecast. a nice one. >> late tax day, but nothing taxing about the weather. temperatures close to the 50s. dyker heights at 51. chelsea at 54. hopping over to new jersey, 40s nearby suburbs and 30s the further west you go. 36 in morristown. 39 in danbury. everybody under a generally clear sky. a good deal of sunshine, sun up to sun down. a few high clouds mixing in at times. starting out in the 40s and 50s. low to mid 70s by lunch time. forecasting a high of 79 degrees. let's get over to emily west. >> a lot of slowdowns for the queens commuters. cross way boulevard, crash over to the side. the backup towards leopards boulevard.
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the ramp to the thruway an accident. it is 6:30. moving on to breaking news out of new jersey. a fire on west 26th street in bayonne, still going well as it appears. kai simonson is over the scene in chopper 4. >> good morning to both of you. we first got word on this around 6:00 this morning. these are live pictures from chopper 4, first on the scene of 124 west 26th street. heavy fire there. 2 1/2 story multi family home. heavy smoke, heavy flames. did look like at one point when crews arrived here on the scene that firefighters had the upper hand, for some reason it flared up again. now it's raging out of . no injuries have been reported. it's unclear what the cause of the fire is. raging out of control at this point. the priority is not only to save the building where the fire s but to protect the homes, the
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the rit. they are very close to where this fire is burning. i'm kai simonson, back over to you. >> we'll continue to watch that situation. turning to politics now. just one day away from the new york primary. the candidates now making their last-minute pitches to voters. katherine creag is in long island city, bernie sanders has another major rally planned there for later today. kat, you've been following the candidates. they've been all over our area. >> you hear them saying i love being in brooklyn. i love being in long island city, queens. you'll hear more of that over the next day and then a little bit of tomorrow. but today is the last full day of campaigning. we want to show you around here, also here, no parking zones around long island city, queens. this is where tens of thousands of people will be for the bernie sanders campaign. as for what took place on sunday campaigning, it had the former secretary of state, hillary clinton and bernie sanders going
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also washington heights. mrs. clinton visited a church and rally. the sanders campaign said he had his biggest crowd yet at prospect park. 28,000 people. here's what both had to say to their supporters. >> i'm all for tough political battles. people who have different political views arguing it out. when i ran in 2000, i didn't carry staten island. when i ran in 2006, i did. because we spent our time getting to know each other, listening to each other. >> anybody here know what the average contribution is? >> $27! >> that's right. $27. and that is what the political revolution is about. >> and mrs. clinton will be in
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this afternoon for a rally. senator sanders, his rally will take place about 7:00 tonight. we just saw another nypd vehicle, so expect security to intensify as the day goes on. on the republican side this morning, presidential hopefuls fanning out across the state ahead of tomorrow's primary. donald trump getting a warm welcome on staten island. he got the endorsement there of a police veteran group. a big crowd there to see him. governor john kasich is planning to campaign in syracuse and schenectady. ted cruz has no public events scheduled, but he will make tv appearances and meet privately with grassroots supporters. you can find out much more on the candidates on our website, including the latest numbers from our delegate tracker. all you have to do is head to nbcnewyork.com. time for weather and traffic on the force. we want to check in with chris cimino. these are the days when we see the big jumps in temperature because it's still not chilly at
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>> a lot of the suburbs down to the 30s this morning. it's hard to dress. you have to shake the chill early on and deal with it, then in the 70s, maybe 80s for this afternoon. plenty of sunshine for all of us today. that will send the mercury close to 80 degrees in some inland spots and even in the city. water temperatures in the 40s and 50s, so cooler along the coast as temperatures get knocked back down to the 60s. mostly clear skies, hig clouds mixed with the sun today. at noon, 74. by 3:00, 78. forecasting a high of 79. we'll get back to reality in the seven-day forecast. we'll talk about that in a bit. let's get over to emily west. how is the commute? >> subways moving along great. commuter checklist, everything running on schedule. on long island, the l.i.e. westbound, an accident off to the side between exit 40 and 39. a few cars involved, flashing lights, but going to see an exit backup.
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buses all look good. no delays. taking the ferries, the belford ferry is on a modified schedule. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. new this morning, police need your help to catch two suspects who robbed a brooklyn grocery store at gun point. police receased this surveillance video. an employee was shot in the hip when he tried to grab the weapon from one of the men. is he in stable condition at brookdale hospital. the suspects grabbed cash and cigarettes. search and rescue efforts underway in ecuador following this weekend's massive effort quake. the epicenter was along the northern coast of ecuador, about 105 miles from the capital of quito. lori bordonaro is in woodside
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cones late is located. >> so many people in this community have loved ones in ecuador. the president of ecuador spoke a while ago and calls this the greatest tragedy to hit the country in 67 years. president rafael correa says the whole country is mobilized to search for people. a few rescues a woman pulled from the rubble alive earlier today, more than a day after the quake jolted the country. more than 270 people are dead. that number expected to rise. 2,000 injured. much of the country is in ruins. right now there's little water or electricity. lives have been torn apart. locals here in this ecuadorian community have been watching tvs praying for those in their
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native country. >> fortunately my dad, my mom, they are okay. but we have to pray because of the people that died. >> please help us. my country needs everyone now. >> the consulate general will hold a meeting tonight at 7:00 at 8002nd avenue for people who want to help out with relief efforts. more than 30,000 runner also take part in the boston marathon. emotions are high. security is tight for the race. it has been three years since the deadly terror attack at the finish line. so the plans include checkpoints, extra police, many surveillance cameras. this year the race celebrates two milestones, the marathon's 120th anniversary and the 50th anniversary of the first woman to complete that race. we're learning about some really close calls involving drones over lower manhattan. crews from two different flights and a helicopter pilot all reported seeing a drone flying over the area last night. they notified the police.
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in london, police there are investigating a direct hit involving a drone. a pilot approaching heathrow says a drone hit the front of his plane yesterday. that flight from switzerland landed safely. inspectors say there is no damage to the plane. happening now a desperate search underway for a puppy stolen in the bronx. it's angelo, a 14-month-old maltese. it was snatched from a truck thursday afternoon while the owner was making a delivery on jerome avenue. the owner said he got a phone call asking for $200 for the dog's return. he agreed to pay the ransom but the person never called back. now he's desperate to find his beloved pet who is also trained as a medical alert dog. >> because i am a diabetic, he can tell what my sugar level is going up. and my high blood pressure. he's the love of my life and the love of my wife, too. so we really want to get him back. >> angelo has an i.d. tag and was last seen wearing a red, white and blue harness.
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their dog back. no questions asked. we could find out some more details today about the mta's reported plans to shut down part of the l train. we're hearing for a year or more. that will be one of the topics expected at an mta board meeting later today. according to a report that was prepared for today's meeting, the l train repairs will not begin until early 2019. but the report doesn't say how long the tunnel linking brooklyn and manhattan could be shut down. and city lawmakers may be gearing up for changes on new york city streets. today a city transportation committee is holding a hearing on boosting electric vehicle use. they are considering a pilot program to install street parking charging stations for electric cars. they will also take up a resolution to make earth day, which is april 22nd, a car-free day in the city. it is 6:40 right now.
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battle with johnny depp and amber hurd. see what the couple is doing now to avoid going to jail. and your weather and traffic on the fours, that's coming up. 50 degrees out there right now at 6:40.
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brooklyn born. native son. who knows what we know: we're all in this together. i'm bernie sanders and i approve this message. it is 6:43. we want to get back to that breaking news in new jersey. a large and smoky house fire in bayonne. kai simonson was first over the scene. where do we stand right now? >> it looks like firefighters are beginning to gain the upper hand on this. we got word of thi at 6:00 a.m. we are on west 26th street in bayonne, new jersey. we still have heavy smoke conditions, small pockets of flames. when we first arrived on the scene t looked like firefighters had the upper hand. then it flared up again and was raging out of control. now they have once again the
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it is unclear what caused this fire. no injuries have been reported. as i come out here with the camera, i want to show you how close these other houses are. we call these exposures. this is where the fire is burning. firefighters doing a very, very good job of keeping the fire from burning over to those other homes. you can see this home on the left here only feet between those two structures. doing a very good job keeping the fire away from there. we'll keep you up to date. i'm kai simonson, kerry and michael, back over to you. >> it's 6:45 right now. time for weather and traffic. >> good shape right now weather-wise as we start a new work week. temperatures heading into the upper 70s, near 80. june-like levels. cooler tomorrow and wednesday. cooling down to what is normal for this time of year, back into the 60s for wednesday. the next chance of rain, a few showers roll in late thursday night and into friday. until then quiet around here.
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beach suffolk county. 38 degrees. so a little chilly in the suburbs. pollen forecast, status quo on the tree pollen. during the week that may kick up. mold spore count at a low level. 52 in the city, central park. 49 in brooklyn, staten island. low 40s, nearby suburbs of new jersey. then the 30s for morristown, sussex, bridgewater, down around 30 at westhampton. these water temperatures, upper 40s and low 50s. that cooler air rushing in up against the coast so that sea breeze keeping the towns along the coast cooler. big trough out to the west, big ridge here in the east, nothing moves quickly when you get a pattern like that we are sitting in the traffic jam in the right spot, under the clearer sky and the quiet weather.
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70s. cooler along the coastal areas. comfortable evening, 57 in town. we bring in a few clouds. clouds around early tomorrow morning. maybe a sprinkle in one or two spots north and west. the sun returns late tomorrow into the afternoon. touch cooler 60s into the 70s. cooler on wednesday, with lots of sunshine and temperatures in the 60s. we finally get some nice spring weather in here. milder thursday. the bulk of thursday is dry. by thursday night, showers move in. on friday, maybe a thunderstorm. 73 into friday night. could ab be a leftover shower friday. breezy, low 60s, back to the upper 60s with sunshine on sunday. nice to see emily west. she's in for lauren. what's going on? >> the lower level brooklyn
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the belt, an accident on cross bay boulevard. that's going to be slow. disabled vehicle around the grand central parkway causing delays. delays on the cross island begin around belmar park. the accident around hillside avenue. that's in the right lane. on long island, l.i.e., good news, that accident is out of the way. that westbound ride is moving along much better, that was around exit 40. delays westchester, reports of an incident on the hutch northbound near weaver street. in orange county, this truck accident, cleaning up debris. partially had the right lane blocked, left lane is blocked, shoulder is open. we have subway delays on downtown 6 train this morning. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. back to you. 6:48. new this morning, the latest on media is
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the battle over johnny depp's dogs. you may remember his wife was accused of smuggling the couple's two dogs into the country. she avoided a ten-year prison term by posting a video apology. >> australia is free of many pests and diseases that is commonplace around the world. that's why australia has to have such strong bio security laws. >> declare everything when you enter australia. >> the australian government posted the video online. the government ordered her to stay out of trouble or she loses a $750 bond. up next, a university's big mistake. why thousands of students had their college dreams dashed, or put on hold.
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this is a heart break that happens all too often. college-bound students sent acceptance letters accidentally. the college of buffalo posted an apology online because last week they admitted that 5,100 letters were incorrect. they are telling the applicants to sit tight, the decision process is not yet complete. some of those people may get accepted. >> we hope everyone finds a place. >> the "today" show is coming up in a few minutes. we want to check in with matt and savannah and see what's ahead. >> someone made a boo-boo there. >> not good. >> then you're waiting, now this is what happens. >> i know. >> good morning to you. coming up on the show, the desperate search for survivors following that powerful earthquake in ecuador. and also ahead, the presidential candidates making a final push ahead of tomorrow's very important primary in new york. complete coverage including a live interview with democratic
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walked in to our studio. and game of crowns, a look at the royals and their inner rivalries. that's monday on "today." >> that will be fascinating. you don't want to go into the royal powder room alone. that's all i can tell you. thank you very much. >> you know from personal experience? up next, chris will tell us just how warm it will get today. a huge jump. >> you're watching "today in new
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back to that breaks news, the fire in new jersey. the large and smoky house fire in bayonne. kai simonson the first over the fire in chopper 4. the flames were there, then it seemed to be under control, and now they're there again. >> when we first arrived on the scene, it incident look too bad, it flared up again, then firefighters got it under control, now it seems to be flaring up again. we are live at 126 west 26th street in bayonne. no injuries have been reported. it's unclear what caused this fire. it is continuing to burn. we have smoke conditions and small pockets of flames. we'll keep you up to date. live in chopper 4, i'm kai simonson. back over to you. turning to long island city where we have the final push before the ew york primary. katherine creag is there.
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>> whether people like it or not, the bernie sanders rallies are huge events. imagine tens of thousands of people at this park along the waterfront. there is a rally scheduled tonight. the campaigning over the weekend had both candidates, former secretary of state hillary clinton and bernie sanders visiting the outer boroughs. they crisscrossed the boroughs. mrs. clinton visiting a church and rally on staten. and in prospect park, bernie sanders says they had a record crowd, more than 28,000 people. the event here set for 7:00 p.m. back to you. >> thank you very much. on the republican side, the hopefuls are fanning out across the state ahead of tomorrow's primary. donald trump will be in buffalo. john kasich will be in syracuse. ted cruz has no public events scheduled but will make tv appearances and meet privately with supporters. time for a final check of traffic. >> subway delays. problems on the 6 train. that is going to be downtown.
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also on the roads, belt westbound at cross bay boulevard, crash there. cross island, busy. northbound hillside avenue, another accident, one on the van wyck northbound at q gardens interchange. the accident on 84 is cleared. reports of delays on the hutch northbound at weaver street. 20 on the george, half hour on the lincoln, half hour on the route 1 and 9 approach to the holland tunnel. >> thank you very much, emily. chris? if you're stuck in traffic, you have a nice view. 30s and 40s in the suburbs, city in the 50s. we all jump to the 70s this afternoon with the exception of the coast, 60s there. upper 70s in the city. 50s tonight. sprinkle north and west of town tomorrow morning. tomorrow, sunshine, not quite as warm, but still nice. tomorrow, 40s in the suburbs.
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lots of sunshine. that's where we are supposed to be. milder thursday, clouds increase. shower ace s arrive late thursday. friday is the only day where it may be soggy. but it's friday. back in the 60s for saturday and sunday. >> take the good with the bad on that friday. >> the "today" show is next. that's what's happening "today in new york." good morning. breaking overnight, the death toll from the massive earthquake in ecuador climbs to nearly 300 people. it's expected to go even higher. signs of hope, survivors being pulled alive from the rubble, including this little girl. we're live in quito. historic deluge. three inches of rain an hour falling around houston. roads washed out. schools closed. the downpour not ending any time soon.